Aishwarya invites Vipul Shah To Shoot Song With Akshay In London
At the moment Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is trying to cope with the most impossible schedule ever faced by an actress. She is in the US to bring in her third wedding anniversary. Then, she goes to Cannes for the film festival. In-between she must also start all the promotional work for Mani Ratnam’s Raavan.
And now with Akshay Kumar in London for 90 days to shoot for Nikhil Advani’s Patiala House, where does that leave Vipul Shah with his one remaining song to be shot for Action Replay?
Not in a very happy position! Neither Aishwarya nor Akshay have any dates to spare for the song. And Vipul won’t release the film without the song, which he considers ultra-vital to the plot.
So here’s the ever-accommodating Aishwarya’s plan. She generously suggested that Vipul fly down with his unit to London. Aishwarya would fly from Cannes to London and shoot the song with Akshay in night shifts when Akshay wouldn’t be shooting for Patiala House.
Says Vipul, “It is very very generous and considerate of Aishwarya to suggest that she’d join me from Cannes, that I come to London and shoot the song with her and Akshay. She is really working very hard. Both Akshay and she have a genuine date problem.”
Vipul is in two minds about whether he should take up his indefatigable leading lady’s kind offer. “I need four days to shoot my song. I don’t know if I can impose on another director’s time and money like this. Let’s see. In any case, I’ve now postponed the release of Action Replay from July to September.”
Since the other big Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starrer, Raavan, releases in June, Vipul thought it wise to re-position his film to a later date.
— Subhash K. Jha / Sampurn Wire